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Old 01-05-2019, 11:51 AM   #661
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Hotel accepting reservations from March 15 onward: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/ma...l-boston/bosct
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:18 AM   #662
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:34 PM   #663
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Such a great development!
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:49 PM   #664
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A restaurant called Bar Mercato will be opening up in the Hyatt Centric Hotel as part of this project
https://boston.eater.com/2019/1/11/1...boston-opening
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:00 PM   #665
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A restaurant called Bar Mercato will be opening up in the Hyatt Centric Hotel as part of this project
Aren't there already a dozen Bar/Cafe/Restaurant Mercatos?

There's something that strikes me as so ... uninspired about that name. It smacks of a generic, trendy, trying-too-hard-to-be-cool-while-skimping-on-service-and-food-quality corporate-owned Spanish fusion restaurant.

But let's see.
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:40 AM   #666
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^ Italian, not Spanish, and sure, it is a generic name but I think you're reading way too much into it. Nothing wrong with keeping it simple when it comes to naming. Not to say this won't be a "generic, trendy, trying-too-hard-to-be-cool [...] corporate-owned" Italian restaurant, but I'd base that more on the fact that it is in a Hyatt Centric.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:59 AM   #667
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My office opened on Monday. The topmost floors won't be ready until March, but I thought you might like some of the views from inside from the 12th floor and below:












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Old 01-15-2019, 10:24 AM   #668
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Incredible, mark me as jealous.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:36 AM   #669
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Nice! Your office has a lovely view of my office.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:15 AM   #670
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It also has a lovely view of my old office.
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:09 PM   #671
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I'm not crazy about the exposed ceiling on a new building (new floors) it doesnt seem to match my eye. Not sure what the alternative is other than a dated drop ceiling though....

The main part of my office is the same with the exposed ceiling and its freezing compared to a few offices and the kitchen which still have drop ceilings.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:29 PM   #672
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I'm not crazy about the exposed ceiling on a new building (new floors) it doesnt seem to match my eye. Not sure what the alternative is other than a dated drop ceiling though....

The main part of my office is the same with the exposed ceiling and its freezing compared to a few offices and the kitchen which still have drop ceilings.
Tough to judge without seeing a more zoomed-out view of the ceiling. There's no reason it should be freezing if it is a middle floor (or any floor if engineered properly).
I'm seeing lots of offices these days use a semi-exposed ceiling with drop-down accents, and (personally) find it can work well aesthetically. E.g.,








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Old 01-15-2019, 03:41 PM   #673
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Hotel accepting reservations from March 15 onward: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/ma...l-boston/bosct
Standard King room on opening night: $549.

Centric must mean small.

How does this hotel call itself Faneuil Hall?
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:42 PM   #674
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How does this hotel call itself Faneuil Hall?
You could walk to Faneuil Hall in about 3-4 minutes.
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:56 PM   #675
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Standard King room on opening night: $549.

Centric must mean small.
They are smallish rooms as is typical of the brand. The focus, like many of these millennial themed hotels is on the common spaces and being an organic base from which to explore the destination. It's not dumb - they can squeeze more rooms into a smaller space because that's "what millennials want."

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I mean, it's right around the corner from Faneuil Hall. Hotels everywhere have taking farrrrrrr more liberty with slapping a location on their hotel's name. Hell, the Residence Inn on Brookline Avenue near Fenway Park brands itself as the Residence Inn by Marriott "Back Bay/Fenway." There's nothing Back Bay about it. The Centric, by comparison, is 500ft from Faneuil Hall.
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:09 PM   #676
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I'm not crazy about the exposed ceiling on a new building (new floors) it doesnt seem to match my eye. Not sure what the alternative is other than a dated drop ceiling though....
Thank God they saved these incredible, wonderful buildings (below).

It blows my mind that there was ever a chance for their demolition....

Yet it be decreed; that 133 Fed must never so much has have a chip removed.

Only in Boston!
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:15 PM   #677
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How does this hotel call itself Faneuil Hall?
More accurate than the hotels in Chelsea that call themselves "Logan Airport."
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:39 AM   #678
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I feel like this has been posted before, but the Hyatt website has this rendering of an "activated" Quaker Lane:

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Old 01-16-2019, 10:00 AM   #679
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Tough to judge without seeing a more zoomed-out view of the ceiling. There's no reason it should be freezing if it is a middle floor (or any floor if engineered properly).
It is exposed ceiling throughout, both on the "old" floors and on "hat" floors. FWIW I wasn't wearing a sweater and I ended up putting my winter coat on inside. I did not make the connection to the ceiling. There are still construction guys on every floor with lots of work going on everywhere.







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Old 01-16-2019, 10:01 AM   #680
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Open office.

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